Friday, July 16, 2010

Inception - Splurge of the Week

By: Brandon Sites - Make sure to sign up for my giveaway of the film Sutures

I know. I know. It isn't horror, but I figured most people would appreciate a review of this film. Leo and company are a group of thieves who invade the dreams of high profile figures in order to steal info. from them. However, their latest client wants them to implant a memory into the son of a energy heavyweight so that he will dissolve the company. Did the film make complete and utter sense throughout? No, not really, but who cares? When you have as much striking imagery or breath taking visuals as this film had it really doesn't matter. Then you have that giant cast including the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Lukas Haas, and many more familiar faces to keep you entertained. Even at a 150+ minutes, there is always something happening to keep you on the edge of your seat. That could be buildings falling apart at a whim, guns ablazing, plot twists galore, award worthy special effects that will probably be immated for a long time to come, emotional resonance with the film's characters- the list just goes on and on. The only complaint I had about this film is the film's few final seconds that felt like a bit of a cheat, though it certainly got the auidence talking. That is only a minor complaint in a film that runs 2.5 hours+ and manages to provide one the best adrenaline rushes, film wise, that has been seen in awhile though. Highly recommanded.

1 comment:

The Halloween Blues said...

Towards the end of the movie, I probably felt more tension then I had in any horror movie I've seen recently. I was gripping the arms on my chair so tightly, I was ready to snap them clean off!

I have to disagree about the ending though. I really can't get into it too much (don't want to spoil the movie), but I just felt that it really allowed for some good interpretation and debate that we haven't really seen since Blade Runner.